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ZWIENER JANSEN SUCCESSEUR (worked from c.1880) Full Bio

An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bed

ZWIENER JANSEN SUCCESSEUR (worked from c.1880) Full Bio

An Exceptional Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bed

REF No. B71190

France, Circa 1870

H   168 cm | 66 in
W   200 cm | 78 in
D   218 cm | 85 in

Stamped to the reverse of the bronze mounts to the cresting on headboard ‘ZJ’ and '6758'.

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Zwiener Jansen Successeur was part of the celebrated firm of Maison Jansen.

Founded in Paris in 1880 by Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1929) Maison Jansen was the first truly global interior design house.

Around 1895-1900 Jansen bought some of the master models of the celebrated furniture maker Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, who had left Paris to return to Germany, and renamed the business 'Zwiener Jansen Successeur'.

Jansen continued to faithfully produce Zwiener's creations, using the original models and lavishing the utmost care on these meubles de luxe.


Makers Bibliography:

Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Peter (2010), L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900, Editions de L'Amateur, Paris; pp. 301-309.

A. Pradère, ‘Charles Cressent, sculpteur, ébéniste du Régent’, Dijon, 2003, pp. 162-163., for an illustration of Cressent’s ‘commode aux enfants balançant un singe’.

Artist Biography

Zwiener Jansen Successeur was part of the celebrated firm of Maison Jansen.

Founded in Paris in 1880 by Jean-Henri Jansen (1854-1929) Maison Jansen was the first truly global interior design house.

Around 1895-1900 Jansen bought some of the master models of the celebrated furniture maker Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, who had left Paris to return to Germany, and renamed the business 'Zwiener Jansen Successeur'.

Jansen continued to faithfully produce Zwiener's creations, using the original models and lavishing the utmost care on these meubles de luxe.


Makers Bibliography:

Mestdagh, Camille & Lécoules, Peter (2010), L'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900, Editions de L'Amateur, Paris; pp. 301-309.

Literature

A. Pradère, ‘Charles Cressent, sculpteur, ébéniste du Régent’, Dijon, 2003, pp. 162-163., for an illustration of Cressent’s ‘commode aux enfants balançant un singe’.

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